Today Intel has unveiled plans to include anti-theft technology into laptops and network chip sets, and partnering with developers and hardware OEMs to deliver anti-theft technology.
Intel’s new technology will place crypto keys within the hardware that will render a stolen laptop useless even if a thief swaps the hard drive.
Intel’s anti-theft technology will allow system admins to brick a stolen computers via a “poison pill” message.But if needed the ability to re-activate machines if the laptop is found at a later date.
Machines that fail to log in for a specified period of time also get disabled. The latest generation of the technology, introduced at the Intel Developer forum last week, involves placing a GSM receiver in the hardware so that machines can be disabled without first going online.
You can read more about the new technology on Intel’s website.